Using Technology to Achieve Lean Objectives

P.R. Surendhra Babu1 & N. Hayath Babu2

1Head-Digital Engineering, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Chennai, India, [email protected]
2Head-BIM Implementation, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Chennai, India, [email protected]


The construction industry is facing increased challenges and becoming more and more complex due to number of factors. Whether it is constructing a Building, Infrastructure or Industrial plant, the challenges remain there in every type of the project. This results in delays, waste, overruns and claims. So we need to develop new ways of doing things to manage the construction process. Adopting lean manufacturing principles in construction industry is an effective approach to bring improvements in design, procurement and construction to reap benefits and add value to the project. Using Technology is critical in the advancement of Lean Construction. This paper aims to discuss the need of Lean for our construction business and how technology is used within our organisation to achieve lean principles.


Lean construction, BIM, Leveraging Technology, Augmented Reality, Value additions



Babu, P. S. & Babu, N. H. 2018. Using Technology to Achieve Lean Objectives, 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction , 1069-1078.

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